George Tsaprailis PhD in Chemistry (1997)
Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center Proteomics Shared Resource; Staff Scientist, Arizona Research Labs; Assistant Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute; Arizona, USA
My interest in LC-MS/MS technology began during my PhD studies with Professor Ann English at Concordia which focused on deciphering protein modifications caused by oxidative stress. I was also employed by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to set up and run CBAMS’ first mass spectrometer. This valuable experience furthered my passion for MS and led me to postdoctoral studies at the University of Arizona where I have remained as a Staff Scientist. Here, I have helped to build campus-wide proteomics and mass spectrometry capabilities and have fostered working relationships with leaders in this area in the academic and private sectors as Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Proteomics Shared Resource. I also oversee the daily operations of the Analytical Mass Spectrometry Core Lab and supervise its five employees.